Things to Do in Boyne Falls, Michigan

Things to Do in Boyne Falls, Michigan
Boyne Falls, a village of just 370 permanent residents, is a popular resort destination especially in winter when visitors come around for the excellent snow and mountain conditions. In summer, Boyne Falls is home to a Polish festival that features everything from amusement rides and a flea market to a parade and live dancers and musicians. Whatever your style and taste, Boyne Falls has something to offer.

Boyne Mountain

If you want outdoors, luxury and fun all in one package, it's hard to beat the Boyne Mountain Resort. The deluxe lodging is just the start. The resort offers the best access to ski opportunities in the region. With 59 lanes and 12 lifts for mountain skiing and snowboarding, and miles of cross-country ski trails, this is the perfect stop for both thrill seekers and those who want to enjoy nature. The hotel also offers snowshoe rentals, night skiing, scenic chairlift rides, and, once winter is over, mountain biking, golf and tennis courts. There is also a giant water slide and heated outdoor pools. If you prefer not to stay at the resort, rent one of its private mountain cabins, accessible only by skiing or hiking, and take in breathtaking views.

Boyne Mountain
1 Boyne Mountain Rd.
PO Box 19
Boyne Falls, Michigan 49713
(231) 549-6000
boynemountain.com

Spring Brook Pathway

The Spring Brook Pathway is one of the most popular hiking trails in the area. The five-mile loop crosses through scenic footbridges, forested areas and serene creeks. Both hiking and mountain biking are allowed. There are some hills, but most of the terrain is flat. Some areas can get slippery after rains. Keep in mind that the trail gets harder as you move farther along. There are numerous other trails of varying difficulties in the area, including the five-mile three-loops Charlevoix X/C Ski Trail and the seven Little Traverse Conservancy Trails.

Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau
401 East Mitchell St.
Petoskey, Michigan 49770
(231) 348-2755
boynecountry.com/trails-50/

Little Traverse History Museum

This small museum, a popular stop for Boyne Mountain skiers, is housed at the former Chicago and West Michigan Railroad in Petoskey, just nine miles outside of Boyne Falls. It offers exhibits on the history and cultural background of the area, and presents an extensive collection of life in Michigan in the 19th century. There's a special section dedicated to Ernest Hemingway, who lived in the area during his youth. Personal objects, manuscripts and photographs give a detailed account of his life and work.

Little Traverse History Museum
100 Depot Court
Petoskey, Michigan 49770
(231) 347-2620
petoskeymuseum.org

Article Written By Sarah Dray

Sarah Dray has been writing since 1996. She specializes in health, wellness and travel topics and has credits in various publications including "Woman's Day," "Marie Claire," "Adirondack Life" and "Self." She is also a seasoned independent traveler and a certified personal trainer and nutrition consultant. Dray is pursuing a criminal justice degree at Penn Foster College.

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